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Best place to go in Mid-May

post #1 of 13
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Lookin for a trip for mid-May right after school ends. Somewhere with affordable lodging (I have a place for Summit County so if this is the best lodging isn't an issue). Preferably good lift deals too. No night life needed. Just the best snow and terrain I can find in May for a good price. Thanks.
post #2 of 13

Sunshine Village

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Originally Posted by Jtran10
Lookin for a trip for mid-May right after school ends. Somewhere with affordable lodging (I have a place for Summit County so if this is the best lodging isn't an issue). Preferably good lift deals too. No night life needed. Just the best snow and terrain I can find in May for a good price. Thanks.
Sunshine Village near Banff, Alberta is incredible into May! Great deals on lift/ onhill accomo. pkges . Canadian dollar is still a good deal if your from the U.S.
even though it's a little stronger lately.
post #3 of 13
Arapahoe Basin (Summit County, Colorado) should be open through May. April is usually one of the snowiest months with new snow possible in May too.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by crudmeister
Arapahoe Basin (Summit County, Colorado) should be open through May. April is usually one of the snowiest months with new snow possible in May too.

I was thinking A-Basin solely due to the fact that I wouldn't have to pay for lodging. I think Europe is out of the question (money-wise). Should Sunshine Village be that much better then A-Bay that it's worth the extra price for someone concerned about what I'm paying?
post #5 of 13
I second Sunshine. There are lots of bluebird sunny days with temperatures 5-15 degrees celcius (t-shirt weather). The most important thing is it is DRY there, the snow remains dry and doesn't get super sloppy/mushy, you can actually ski challenging steep terrain on good spring snow in May there. Haven't been to Summit county so I dunno how A Basin compares. I know you can get cheap lift tickets late season and hotels in Banff should be cheap in May (low season).
post #6 of 13

The Locals are gonna hate me

Here is another option. Nice area in May. Snow pack says things will be good this year. Look @ the Link, notice the spring pass for 99$

http://www.skialpine.com/winter/tickets/season_passes
post #7 of 13
I think Park city season Pass holders can use them at Alpine meadows once the lifts close here. Might have to take a drive over to Cal in the spring to check it out.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by MTT
Here is another option. Nice area in May. Snow pack says things will be good this year. Look @ the Link, notice the spring pass for 99$

http://www.skialpine.com/winter/tickets/season_passes
When do the lifts stop turning for the year at Alpine Meadows? I'm really not familiar with California skiing at all.

And also is there some real cheap lodging that doesn't require a car to get to the mountain around there? (I'm too young to rent)
post #9 of 13
Arapahoe and Loveland are two options, especially considering you could stay in Summit.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
Arapahoe and Loveland are two options, especially considering you could stay in Summit.

I'd acutally most likely be staying with my cousin in Boulder (cheaper this way, someone to ski with etc). Are there any late season deals at A-Basin and Loveland etc, or are tickets cheap enough that I shouldn't worry?
post #11 of 13
Good info. I didn't get my fill this year so I may want to extend it. Going to get a whole 5 days in this month. Not good.
post #12 of 13
May not be the cheapest to get to or to ski, but depending of the snow this year Mammoth Mountain . It may be the best place on earth to spring ski, high elevation and lots of sun . The way the mountain is set up you start at Dave's run in the am and follow the sun to the west, good snow all day. We skied there on 4th of July one year with good conditions and mountain biked in the afternoons.
Good luck!
post #13 of 13
The local golf course.
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